Summary of LikeWar
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking. Copyright © 2018 by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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Today’s internet is a battlefield and social media has become a weapon of politics and war. Defense analysts P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking lead readers on a fascinating, often harrowing, tour of this online frontline. They explain how deception and disinformation function within digital spaces, how different governments and tech leaders are responding and what individual users should know about how information is manipulated online. Though not particularly long, their book provides incisive analysis of how various players leverage the internet for battles of differing kinds.
About the Authors
P.W. Singer is Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. He has worked as a consultant to the FBI, the American military and Hollywood. Emerson T. Brooking is a Senior Fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council, where he studies disinformation and information warfare. He is a nationally recognized expert on social media and technology policy.
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